After spending the extra money and going through the extra validation to get an EV SSL certificate, how do you make the most of it ? How do you explain the meaning of EV SSL Certificates to customers?
Thawte has sponsored Dan Sullivan to write a short eBook about SSL Certificates, how they can be used, and the advantages of the new EV SSL Certificates. The book gives an excellent overview of the different types of SSL Certificates, why we need SSL certificates, how they work, and how EV SSL Certificates are validated.
Jeff Atwood, on his Coding Horrors website, posts about Digital SSL certificates bringing up several criticisms. However, his arguments appear to be very weak.
Verifying that the person you are issuing a certificate to is the owner of the domain name included in the certificate is (or should be) a high priority for all certificate authorities. This is made clear in the wake of DNS poisoning incidents.
Justin Fielding posted about the different SSL certificate options including Extended Validation, SGC, standard SSL, and domain-validated SSL and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
VeriSign published a case study analyzing how EV SSL Certificates have decreased Overstock.com's shopping cart abandon rate by 8.6%.
150 Million VeriSign Seals Viewed on Cyber Monday demonstrating the increase of e-commerce.
An article discussed how taking security measures on your web site can increase conversion.
After a serious problem with site seal misuse was reported, The Inquirer reports on how VeriSign is touting the new EV SSL Certificates.
If you have more than one SSL enabled website using the same IP address you may need to configure SSL Host Headers. This tutorial will walk you through the process.